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City Slickers
City Slickers
Actors: Billy Crystal, Jack Palance, Daniel Stern, Bruno Kirby, Patricia Wettig
Director: Ron Underwood
Genres: Westerns, Indie & Art House, Comedy
PG-13     2001     1hr 52min

Comic genius Billy Crystal (When Harry Met Sally) stars in this hilarious film about cowboys, careers and mid-life crises. Co-starring Daniel Stern, Bruno Kirby and Jack Palance in an Academy AwardÂ(r)-winning* role, City ...  more »

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Actors: Billy Crystal, Jack Palance, Daniel Stern, Bruno Kirby, Patricia Wettig
Director: Ron Underwood
Creators: Billy Crystal, Dean Semler, O. Nicholas Brown, Irby Smith, Babaloo Mandel, Lowell Ganz
Genres: Westerns, Indie & Art House, Comedy
Sub-Genres: Westerns, Indie & Art House, Billy Crystal
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic - Closed-captioned,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 05/08/2001
Original Release Date: 06/07/1991
Theatrical Release Date: 06/07/1991
Release Year: 2001
Run Time: 1hr 52min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 2
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: French, Spanish
Subtitles: Spanish, French
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Member Movie Reviews

Rae M. (rae) from THE VILLAGES, FL
Reviewed on 1/13/2012...
Cute and funny, great cast, beautiful scenery
Raydene B. (raybo) from SILVER CITY, NM
Reviewed on 9/24/2010...
When this movie came out, I decided to give it a pass because I'm not crazy about Billy Crystal. But when I read a recent review which talked about the life changes in the Crystal character, I re- decided to check it out, especially when I found Jack Palance as one of the characters. It was worth it!
Peter Q. (Petequig)
Reviewed on 11/18/2009...
The funniest revisionist Western and a triumph for Jack Palance !

Movie Reviews

Likeable from start to finish!
Becky | 09/02/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Billy Crystal, Bruno Kirby, Daniel Stern, and Jack Palance shine in this very funny movie about 3 "City Slickers" who are disillusioned with their lives and decide to participate in a cattle drive from New Mexico to Colorado in order to "find themselves." There aren't many comedies which are relevant to real life, and "City Slickers" is one of them. There aren't many comedies which emphasise the importance of life, love, friendship, humour, and acceptance but again, "City Slickers" is one of them. This is one of those rare diamonds of a film which will make us laugh, make us think, and make us take stock of our own lives. You would be extraordinarily hard to please if you didn't find this movie enjoyable."
Details of new Collector's Edition due out on June 3rd, 2008
Sanpete | in Utah | 05/06/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This new release of City Slickers will have a bunch of new special features:

-- audio commentary from director Ron Underwood and stars Billy Crystal and Daniel Stern (Bruno Kirby and Jack Palance are no longer living)

-- 4 featurettes
. . . "Back in the Saddle: City Slickers Revisited"
. . . "Bringing in the Script: Writing City Slickers"
. . . "A Star is Born: An Ode to Norman" (Norman being the calf Mitch adopts)
. . . "The Real City Slickers"

-- 2 deleted scenes: "Releasing the Herd" and "A New Job"

City Slickers, like most of the comedies I like best, works both as a vehicle for some pretty good humor and as a drama with heart, with something real at stake. Mitch (Billy Crystal) and his two best friends (Daniel Stern and Bruno Kirby) are each having midlife crises in their own ways. In an effort to find themselves they join a two-week dude cattle drive adventure where they do indeed surpass their former boundaries and find more about who they really are. Jack Palance plays Curly, the imposing, tough-as-cowhide, scene-stealing trail boss. The setting allows for endless jokes about cowboys and related matters, as well as some wry comments on human nature. All the principle actors are in top form.

I've always enjoyed this movie and look forward to the new features, especially the commentary. Looks like it will be a worthy special edition. I'd give the movie four or maybe four-and-a-half stars, but I'll round up for the special features."
Drop dead funny
Peggy Vincent | Oakland, CA | 08/03/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"These three guys - well, these three city slickers - decide that a 2-week cattle drive is just what each needs to come to terms with their own individual crises - and they get the boss-man from hell, Jack Palance (who won an Oscar for this role). Slapstick in the beginning, it becomes more serious in the middle, then a sentimental wind-down toward a bittersweet ending.